Review: NYC Smooth Skin Mousse Foundation

I've never really been a big fan of Mousse foundations, especially after trying the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. I never understood what all the fuss was about, i found it made my skin look mega dry (and my skin is combination/oily patches so that was some mean feat!)

After seeing this NYC version in Superdrug a while back i thought i'd give it a go. Straightaway, the first bad point is that it only has 3 different shades, which is pretty poor. Although i would usually always go for the lighter shade it ALWAYS seemed to me out of stock so i bought Natural Rose, which was the middle shade.

Surprisingly upon application it didn't come out too dark, as you can see in the picture, the colour match wasn't far off- Although this probably means those with darker skin tones may find this too light for them. I applied this with my Sigma round top kabuki brush- any brush or sponge that you can really buff into the skin will be perfect with this.

After some serious buffing the foundation blended really well, pretty much covering my freckles (i have tons of freckles and redness on my cheeks) and giving a nice medium coverage. It didn't feel too heavy on the skin (which i find the Maybelline version does) But throughout the day oily patches did emerge on my T-Zone.

As you can see in the close up picture it did cling to dry patches around my nose, and also on my forehead. I think this was partly down to the thick moussey texture, and also the amount of buffing needed to blend the foundation. I'd say if you have dry skin, this is definitely one to avoid! Other than that i was impressed with this foundation :)

I hope this review was helpful, and apologies for the huge close up pictures of my face!! You can buy this foundation in Superdrug for £3.99 (14g) The other shades are Natural Beige, and Sand Beige. Let me know if you've tried it.


  1. Ooo this looks like something I'd use! I only have the tiniest dry patch on my face so I think I'd be able to get away with it. I used to use an Avon Mousse Foundation and loved it but never purchased any others :)

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

    1. You should try it, it's a great bargain! (^_^) x

  2. Good review and like that you love your Sigma Kabuki brushes like me:)


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